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Samsung unveils Exynos 990 chipset and 5G Exynos Modem 5123

By Cookie Monster - on 25 Oct 2019, 4:00am

Samsung unveils Exynos 990 chipset and 5G Exynos Modem 5123

The Samsung Exynos 990 chipset. <br>Image source: Samsung

Samsung just announced two new mobile solutions which are designed for future mobile devices that make use of video and artificial intelligence (AI) apps as well as 5G. 

Built on the most advanced 7nm process technology, the Exynos 990 chipset and 5G Exynos Modem 5123 will deliver superior performance and accelerated product development options for phone manufacturers.

The octa-core Exynos 990 consists of two powerful custom cores, two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores, four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores, and an embedded Arm Mali-G77 GPU which is based on the new Valhall architecture.

There is also an advanced dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) and improved digital signal processor (DSP) that can perform over ten-trillion operations (TOPs) per second. The NPU enables localized AI where data is processed on-device for extra efficiency and security. Moreover, this will enhance AI features such as facial and scene recognition for richer mobile experiences. 

Other features of the Exynos 990 include support for LPDDR5 data rates of up to 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s), a 120Hz refresh-rate display driver, and an advanced image signal processor (ISP) which can accommodate up to 6 individual image sensors and pro-grade photography with resolution up to 108MP.

The Exynos Modem 5123 is one of the first 5G modem chips built on the 7nm EUV process. It supports almost all networks, from 5G's sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums to 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA and 4G LTE. With support up to 8-carrier aggregation (8CA), the Exynos Modem 5123 can deliver download speeds of up to 5.1Gbps in sub-6GHz and 7.35Gbps in mmWave. 

Samsung expects to mass produce both mobile solutions by the end of this year.

Source: Samsung

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